Napoleon

Napoleon


Author : Andrew Roberts
Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 0143127853
Pages : 0 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (143 users)

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The definitive biography of the great soldier-statesman by the acclaimed author of Churchill and The Last King of America—winner of the LA Times Book prize, finalist for the Plutarch prize, winner of the Fondation Napoleon prize and a New York Times bestseller “A thrilling tale of military and political genius… Roberts is an uncommonly gifted writer.” —The Washington Post Austerlitz, Borodino, Waterloo: his battles are among the greatest in history, but Napoleon Bonaparte was far more than a military genius and astute leader of men. Like George Washington and his own hero Julius Caesar, he was one of the greatest soldier-statesmen of all times. Andrew Roberts’s Napoleon is the first one-volume biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon’s thirty-three thousand letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation. At last we see him as he was: protean multitasker, decisive, surprisingly willing to forgive his enemies and his errant wife Josephine. Like Churchill, he understood the strategic importance of telling his own story, and his memoirs, dictated from exile on St. Helena, became the single bestselling book of the nineteenth century. An award-winning historian, Roberts traveled to fifty-three of Napoleon’s sixty battle sites, discovered crucial new documents in archives, and even made the long trip by boat to St. Helena. He is as acute in his understanding of politics as he is of military history. Here at last is a biography worthy of its subject: magisterial, insightful, beautifully written, by one of our foremost historians.


Napoleon

Napoleon


Author : Paul Johnson
Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 9780143037453
Pages : 212 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (37 users)

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From New York Times bestselling author Paul Johnson, “a very readable and entertaining biography” (The Washington Post) about one of the most important figures in modern European history: Napoleon Bonaparte In an ideal pairing of author and subject, the magisterial historian Paul Johnson offers a vivid look at the life of the strategist, general, and dictator who conquered much of Europe. Following Napoleon from the barren island of Corsica to his early training in Paris, from his meteoric victories and military dictatorship to his exile and death, Johnson examines the origins of his ferocious ambition. In Napoleon's quest for power, Johnson sees a realist unfettered by patriotism or ideology. And he recognizes Bonaparte’s violent legacy in the totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century. Napoleon is a magnificent work that bears witness to one individual's ability to work his will on history.


Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte


Author : Alan Schom
Publisher : Harper Perennial
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ISBN : 9780060929589
Pages : 948 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (929 users)

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A definitive biography of Bonaparte from his birth in Corsica to his death in exile on St Helena, this book examines all aspects of Bonaparte‘s spectacular rise to power and his dizzying fall. It offers close examination of battlefield victories, personal torments, military genius, Bonaparte‘s titanic ego and his relationships with the French government, Talleyrand, Wellington and Josephine. A consummate biography of a complex man.


Napoleon

Napoleon


Author : Steven Englund
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 1439131074
Pages : 592 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (439 users)

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This sophisticated and masterful biography, written by a respected French history scholar who has taught courses on Napoleon at the University of Paris, brings new and remarkable analysis to the study of modern history's most famous general and statesman. Since boyhood, Steven Englund has been fascinated by the unique force, personality, and political significance of Napoleon Bonaparte, who, in only a decade and a half, changed the face of Europe forever. In Napoleon: A Political Life, Englund harnesses his early passion and intellectual expertise to create a rich and full interpretation of a brilliant but flawed leader. Napoleon believed that war was a means to an end, not the end itself. With this in mind, Steven Englund focuses on the political, rather than the military or personal, aspects of Napoleon's notorious and celebrated life. Doing so permits him to arrive at some original conclusions. For example, where most biographers see this subject as a Corsican patriot who at first detested France, Englund sees a young officer deeply committed to a political event, idea, and opportunity (the French Revolution) -- not to any specific nationality. Indeed, Englund dissects carefully the political use Napoleon made, both as First Consul and as Emperor of the French, of patriotism, or "nation-talk." As Englund charts Napoleon's dramatic rise and fall -- from his Corsican boyhood, his French education, his astonishing military victories and no less astonishing acts of reform as First Consul (1799-1804) to his controversial record as Emperor and, finally, to his exile and death -- he is at particular pains to explore the unprecedented power Napoleon maintained over the popular imagination. Alone among recent biographers, Englund includes a chapter that analyzes the Napoleonic legend over the course of the past two centuries, down to the present-day French Republic, which has its own profound ambivalences toward this man whom it is afraid to recognize yet cannot avoid. Napoleon: A Political Life presents new consideration of Napoleon's adolescent and adult writings, as well as a convincing argument against the recent theory that the Emperor was poisoned at St. Helena. The book also offers an explanation of Napoleon's role as father of the "modern" in politics. What finally emerges from these pages is a vivid and sympathetic portrait that combines youthful enthusiasm and mature scholarly reflection. The result is already regarded by experts as the Napoleonic bicentennial's first major interpretation of this perennial subject.


Napoleon, Oder, Der Mythos Des Retters

Napoleon, Oder, Der Mythos Des Retters


Author : Jean Tulard
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Pages : 564 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

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Napoleon

Napoleon


Author : Ruth Scurr
Publisher : National Geographic Books
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ISBN : 1631492411
Pages : 0 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (631 users)

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Best Books of the Year • Financial Times, The Times (of London), History Today Marking the 200th anniversary of his death, Napoleon is an unprecedented portrait of the emperor told through his engagement with the natural world. “How should one envisage this subject? With a great pomp of words, or with simplicity?” —Charlotte Brontë, “The Death of Napoleon” The most celebrated general in history, Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821) has for centuries attracted eminent male writers. Since Thomas Carlyle first christened him “our last Great Man,” regiments of biographers have marched across the same territory, weighing campaigns and conflicts, military tactics and power politics. Yet in all this time, no definitive portrait of Napoleon has endured, and a mere handful of women have written his biography—a fact that surely would have pleased him. With Napoleon, Ruth Scurr, one of our most eloquent and original historians, emphatically rejects the shibboleth of the “Great Man” theory of history, instead following the dramatic trajectory of Napoleon’s life through gardens, parks, and forests. As Scurr reveals, gardening was the first and last love of Napoleon, offering him a retreat from the manifold frustrations of war and politics. Gardens were, at the same time, a mirror image to the battlefields on which he fought, discrete settings in which terrain and weather were as important as they were in combat, but for creative rather than destructive purposes. Drawing on a wealth of contemporary and historical scholarship, and taking us from his early days at the military school in Brienne-le-Château through his canny seizure of power and eventual exile, Napoleon frames the general’s story through the green spaces he cultivated. Amid Corsican olive groves, ornate menageries in Paris, and lone garden plots on the island of Saint Helena, Scurr introduces a diverse cast of scientists, architects, family members, and gardeners, all of whom stood in the shadows of Napoleon’s meteoric rise and fall. Building a cumulative panorama, she offers indelible portraits of Augustin Bon Joseph de Robespierre, the younger brother of Maximilien Robespierre, who used his position to advance Napoleon’s career; Marianne Peusol, the fourteen-year-old girl manipulated into a Christmas-Eve assassination attempt on Napoleon that resulted in her death; and Emmanuel, comte de Las Cases, the atlas maker to whom Napoleon dictated his memoirs. As Scurr contends, Napoleon’s dealings with these people offer unusual and unguarded opportunities to see how he grafted a new empire onto the remnants of the ancien régime and the French Revolution. Epic in scale and novelistic in its detail, Napoleon, with stunning illustrations, is a work of revelatory range and depth, revealing the contours of the general’s personality and power as no conventional biography can.


The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte (Vol. 1-4)

The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte (Vol. 1-4)


Author : William Milligan Sloane
Publisher : e-artnow
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Pages : 1465 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (46 users)

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"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" in 4 volumes is a comprehensive and meticulously written biographical account of the most notable French statesman and military leader. Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) became famous as an artillery commander during the French Revolution. He led many successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars and was Emperor of the French as Napoleon I from 1804 until 1814 and again briefly in 1815 during the Hundred Days. He dominated European and global affairs for more than a decade while leading France against a series of coalitions during the Napoleonic Wars. He won many of these wars and a vast majority of his battles, building a large empire that ruled over much of continental Europe before its final collapse in 1815. Napoleon is considered one of the greatest commanders in history, and his wars and campaigns are studied at military schools worldwide. His political and cultural legacy has made him one of the most celebrated and controversial leaders in human history.


The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French

The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French


Author : Walter Scott
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1108023169
Pages : 434 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (18 users)

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A detailed biography of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) containing a review of the French Revolution, first published in 1827.


The True Story of Louis Napoleon's Life

The True Story of Louis Napoleon's Life


Author : Samuel Phillips Day
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Pages : 204 pages
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Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, Volume II

Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, Volume II


Author : Sir Walter Scott
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
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ISBN : 3752430672
Pages : 414 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (752 users)

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Reproduction of the original: Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, Volume II by Sir Walter Scott


Napoleon

Napoleon


Author : Paul Johnson
Publisher : Viking Adult
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ISBN : 9780670030781
Pages : 216 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (3 users)

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An acclaimed historian turns his sights on Napoleon, casting his towering life in a new light, from his early displays of military genius through his lust for power and his eventual defeat at Waterloo and exile on St. Helena. 30,000 first printing.


The Biography of Napoleon Bonaparte

The Biography of Napoleon Bonaparte


Author : Robert Izzo
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Pages : 144 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (663 users)

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A great many things can be said of Napoleon Bonaparte. He was ambitious, driven, a brilliant strategist, a master propagandist, and had an insatiable desire to win and conquer. Joining the French army at the age of 16, he assimilated into their ranks and quickly rose to power as a leader. By the age of 35, he had established himself as the emperor of France. Above all, Napoleon had the unique ability to manipulate the masses. His men would stay loyal to him under the harshest of conditions and even those from the opposing armies would break ranks to join him. He would anticipate the next move of his rivals and counter them before they could attack. He was a brilliant student who moved from Corsica to France to study under a scholarship and was constantly bullied because of his small size and strange accent. He survived and would later credit his strength to harsh discipline to which he was subjected by his mother. In the narrative that follows, you will come face-to-face with the military genius who, despite insurmountable challenges, conquered all of Europe. Here's a preview of what you'll discover in this book: Napoleon Bonaparte's early childhood, education, and family life His days in Corsica and how his upbringing affected him Sent to study in France and beginning of his military training Returning to Corsica and joining the resistance Banishment and return to France with his army Taking over France and launching domestic and international campaigns Subsequent conquests, capture, and return His resilience, capturing of Europe and defeat The end of his life and legacy ..... And much more! Napoleon was an idealist. He despised the French elitist system and cronyism and wanted to establish a meritocracy. Unlike most military leaders, he fought at the frontlines alongside his men to earn their camaraderie and trust. He strategically disseminated information to sway public opinion and position himself in desirable ways that gave him an advantage. This wonderful book will make Napoleon Bonaparte's life, formidable military tactics, and genius leadership come to life. So, scroll up and click the "Buy now with 1-click" button and get your copy!


Some account of the political life of Louis Napoleon, emperor of the French

Some account of the political life of Louis Napoleon, emperor of the French


Author : D B. Wehs
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Pages : 48 pages
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William Hazlitt's Life of Napoleon Buonaparte

William Hazlitt's Life of Napoleon Buonaparte


Author : Robert E. Robinson
Publisher : Librairie Droz
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ISBN : 9782600034548
Pages : 116 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (34 users)

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The Life, Exile, and Conversations of the Emperor Napoleon

The Life, Exile, and Conversations of the Emperor Napoleon


Author : Emmanuel-Auguste-Dieudonné comte de Las Cases
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Pages : 686 pages
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Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, with a preliminary view of the French Revolution. With notes. [Illustrated.]

Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, with a preliminary view of the French Revolution. With notes. [Illustrated.]


Author : Walter Scott
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Pages : 416 pages
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Napoleon's Rules

Napoleon's Rules


Author : William Dietrich
Publisher : Burrows Publishing
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ISBN : 0990662152
Pages : 137 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (99 users)

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This concise, provocative, and unique biography use Napoleon Bonaparte's rise and fall to provide lessons for today's leaders, students, officers, and entrepreneurs. Using more than two hundred Napoleon maxims plus commentary from his contemporaries, it distills fifteen "rules," with a chapter devoted to each one. Also included is a timeline of Napoleon's rise and fall and further suggested reading. This deliberately brisk and accessible is aimed at both Napoleon enthusiasts and those coming to the subject for the first time.